Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) was signed into law on December 29, 1970, to ensure that all American workers have safe and healthy working conditions. To achieve that goal, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created shortly after. OSHA issues standards and rules for the maintenance of safe workplace conditions and regulates tools, equipment, facilities, and processes to make sure that employers are providing employees with a safe and healthy work environment. OSHA also inspects workplaces to make sure employers are complying with the standards.

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